Posted by Jay Bertolet on September 22, 1999 at 17:33:00:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: B&S FF For Sale posted by Warren Peace on September 22, 1999 at 17:02:51:
While you are certainly correct in stating your rights to having and posting your opinions, please don't delude yourself into thinking that anonymous postings have any validity in the minds of at least some of the folks watching this BBS. This topic of anonymous postings has come up before and the majority of opinions expressed seems to be that posters should sign their name or be, for the most part, ignored. I personally have noticed that anonymous postings tend to be the most insulting ones and that the person making the post appears to be hiding and thus cowardly. You are wrong when you say that it makes no difference whether you sign your name or not. People will always give more credence to an opinion that is given by a person who is willing to stand behind it. And all people have to evaluate your thoughts are what they see in your posting. I will always look at anonymous postings skeptically because if the person really felt that way, why wouldn't they be willing to stand behind their convictions?